Perhaps if you know some of the most common goal setting obstacles you can work toward overcoming them. You Don\'t Want What You Think You Want _ Some goals are set because other people want them for you. If you don\'t really want what you say you want, it will be very difficult to set a goal for that thing. Be sure that you\'ve set the goals for the right reasons and that it\'s something you really want. Write down the pros and cons of any goal and know why you want to achieve that result before setting it in stone.
YOU ARE AFRAID OF FAILING _ The truth is nobody wants to fail. Failure is painful and distressing both emotionally and financially. We all have failed at one time or the other. While we resolve to learn from our experience to forge ahead, we allow these failures to \'cage\' us and make us \'play it safe\'. Hence, we don\'t maximize our potential to the fullest. YOU ARE AFRAID OF CRITICISM _ These are people that feel that by setting a goal and not achieving that goal, they will receive criticism from others. If you fall into this category, I have a simple solution for you, ensure that your goals are confidential. There is no need to tell anyone your goals. Let your results and achievements speak for you.